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|MLB - Boston Red Sox - Cowboy Up The Wild Ride of 2003|
Cowboy Up! The 2003 Boston Red Sox - the most entertaining team in Red Sox history. One of the all-time greatest hitting teams in baseball, these Red Sox kept the Fenway Faithful on the edge of their seats with an incredib... more »
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God Bless the Red Sox
(5 out of 5 stars)
"It's a sad story and one that Red Sox fans are all too familiar with. It was a great season for the Red Sox, with a hearbreaking ending. But, we Red Sox fans are a strong willed and loyal group. We all know that the Sox are still the BEST TEAM IN BASEBALL.This DVD has it all and really does provide a great perspective of the wild ride of the 2003 Boston Red Sox.As for the many obnioxious Yankee fans who say they knew all along that the "cursed" Red Sox would lose at the end of the 2003 season, (cursed by Don Zimmer? You mean the guy who ditched the Yankees for Tampa Bay and hates George Steinbrenner? Give me a break!), not one of you were so high and mighty last October. You were all scared to death that it was over for your Yankees -- no more incessant bragging -- no more holding the "26 world championships" over every team in baseball. It wasn't until Aaron Boone, just like Bucky Dent - a low (no ) avg. one-hit wonder, took a lucky swing on the last pitch of the 11th inning of game 7 of the 2003 ALCS that the Yankees actually won. It's less that the Sox are cursed than the Yankees just got lucky, which ran out against the Marlins. I guess you Yankee fans have the best team $200 million can buy, but every true baseball fan knows that the best team of 2003 didn't win the ALCS. In any event, the DVD is great. I highly recommend it to any true baseball fan. Congrats to Kevin Millar (No. 15) for the title and giving the 2003 Sox a rallying cry."
Well Done review with hopefully last "cursed" ending
erictheb | Boston | 09/03/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)
"The 2003 Boston Red Sox were, like the current squad of Sox tearing up the league as of this writing (early September 2004), a colorful, free spirited bunch with various hair styles who took their "cowboy up" attitude all the way to Game 7 of the ALCS where of course the "Curse" did them in once more. In fact if they had been able to beat the Yanks they would most likely have done better against the Marlins than the Bronx Bombers did-- witness the 25-8 drubbing the Sox gave the Fish during interleague play. What the 2003 Sox lacked that the 2004 Sox seem to (finally) be utilizing is a: 1) A balanced offense. Finally more small ball, and less money ball. The 2003 Sox broke all kinds of offensive records and were a jaw-dropping hitting machine from 1 to 9. They pummelled the ball into submission. They still hit like heck in 2004 but with more smarts and creativity(at least after 3 months of failure with money ball and the Garciaparra trade) 2) Stronger starting pitching. Schilling has made a great difference with his experience and poise. Lowe, Arroyo and Wakefield are rising to the occasion. Pedro is Pedro. Burkett and Kim were accidents waiting to happen and were often bailed out by the bashers. 3) Stronger bullpen. Timlin and Embree have never been better and should have been out there to save Martinez in the 8th early against the Yanks last year. Last year's closer-by-committee of Kim et al failed miserably time and time again until the end of the season, and has been replaced by some great middle relieving and of course Keith Foulke as the closer, who has gotten his stuff together like the rest of the team in time for the stretch run 4) The Garciaparra trade. The unhappy, mysterious Sox icon was simply a bad vibe and a person of his influence obviously had a big effect on the team. 5) Better defense. Todd Walker and Nomar could hit the ball in the dark but their defense rarely rose to the occasion. Roberts, Mientkiewicz and Cabrera are lesser offensive players but are many times better in the field and that was a major problem earlier this year and also last year. Bellhorn is getting to be almost as good a hitter as Walker and his defense is better. 6) Was Grady a bad manager? Is Francona a bad manager? Jury is still out on both. Little should have taken Pedro out though. And Francona has done a thousand things wrong this year but seems to be finally listening to the fans' (and management's?) suggestions. The trade and change in clubhouse vibe has certainly helped.
This DVD takes a really in depth look at the entire 2003 season from start to finish for the Sox, featuring a lot of regular season highlights. But I dock it one star for its horrific disaster of an ending, and also for a few too many close ups on players' faces instead of important hits and not enough field views. But it still rocks. Get it."
Excellent DVD, but the saddest ending in the worlds history
Tom Heston | Warwick, Rhode Island United States | 12/18/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)
"The 2003 BoSox were the best team in baseball history. the season played out like a movie. This dvd captures the magic moments of the season, but the ending just breaks my heart"
How times have changed.
Tom Heston | 10/11/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I was watching this last night and I realized something, it's only been two years and most of this team is already gone. So far Pedro, Lowe, Burkett, Fossum, Embree, Kim, Williamson, Mendoza, Walker, Grady, Sanchez are all gone. Even our generation's Ted Williams, Nomar Garciaparra is gone(Sometimes it still hurts that he is no longer a Red Sox). Soon to follow will probably be Damon, Mueller, Millar, and possibly Mike Timlin. The 2003 Boston Red Sox were a very magical team. I cried when I watched it last night. That team should have won-no doubt! They always fought so hard and were true dirt dogs. No one cared about their ego or just about me attitude.
2004 was the best year of my life, but this 2003 team will always have a place in my heart. This is a must have!"